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Loan Forgiveness & Repayment Programs

Public Service Loan Forgiveness

The Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) Program was established to encourage individuals to enter and continue in full-time public service employment. The program allows you to receive forgiveness of the remaining balance of your Direct Loans after you have made 120 qualifying monthly payments while working full time for a qualifying employer. To receive forgiveness, you must remain employed with a qualifying employer at the time you apply for and receive forgiveness for your loans.

If you are employed by a government or not-for-profit organization, you may be able to receive loan forgiveness under the PSLF Program.

Perkins Loan Forgiveness for Nurses & Medical Technicians
The Perkins Loan Forgiveness for nurses, licensed medical technicians and medical assistants allows full-time nurses and Licensed medical technicians to receive student loan debt forgiveness benefits for each year of qualifying service that they complete in the field.

Primary Care Loan Repayment Program
The Pennsylvania Primary Care Loan Repayment Program recruits and retains primary care practitioners who are willing to serve underserved Pennsylvania residents and practice in federally designated Health Professional Shortage Areas. Primary care practitioners receive grants for educational loan repayment for agreeing to work for two years in underserved areas of Pennsylvania.

Physicians and dentists can be awarded up to $100,000. Other providers, such as psychologists, certified registered nurse practitioners, physician assistants, certified nurse midwives, licensed clinical social workers and other practitioners can receive up to $60,000.

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